"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better!"
At Middleforth Church of England Primary School, we aim to make use of our beautiful woodland grounds to offer our pupils the chance to experience Forest School Learning. Forest school sets out to encourage, motivate, engage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences. Forest School sessions encourage children to learn about and take care of the natural environment, while learning how to assess and handle risks, to use their own initiative to solve problems while learning to co-operate with others. Through these sessions, children's own confidence, self-esteem and self-motivation are developed and encouraged. All sessions are led by an in-house qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner, supported by another member of staff. Children attend Forest School sessions in small groups throughout the school year allowing them opportunity to experience the seasonal changes that take place around them in a familiar environment.